Dr. Amy Garcia

AIM Psychological Services

Therapy for Adults and Adolescents

 

My Approach

It’s common to feel overwhelmed, aimless, and stressed in today’s world. Many people experience stress, trauma, anxiety, and depression in their daily lives. Even the strongest people seek out help to get through it and live their best lives. Not surprisingly, after taking the first step of seeking out therapy, many people see their lives as healthier, happier, and overall improved. 

My approach to therapy is tailored specifically to you. You are the expert in yourself, so I strive to work collaboratively with you to help you through tough and unavoidable life situations. My goal is to find what works best for you. I aim to develop meaning and value in everyday experiences in order to live a more fulfilled life. By working together, we can use your strengths to achieve your goals and find relief in the busy, stressful, and at times, painful nature of everyday life. 

Treatment Approaches

I integrate theoretical approaches from several evidenced-based treatments to provide you individualized, strengths-based, and effective treatment. Although I utilize other approaches as well, the most common orientations and approaches include:

  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • Existential/Humanistic

  • Person-Centered

  • Trauma Informed Care

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Behavioral Therapy

 

Therapy for Adults & Adolescents

Trauma & PTSD

Trauma comes in many forms, shapes, and sizes. I view trauma as a normal response to an abnormal situation. Together, we can work to lighten the burden of life and find peace.

Social & Interpersonal

With so many different people in our lives, it's impossible to have perfect relationships with everybody. In treatment, you can learn how to enhance your relationships & communication to improve your relationships with family, partners, friends, and coworkers. 

Depression

Depression is more than just feeling sad; it can feel like it's weighing you down and preventing you from living a fulfilled life. In treatment we will work towards replacing the pain with fulfillment.

Behavioral

Impulsivity? Anger? Acting out? Maladaptive behaviors can cause discord in our lives and the lives of those around us. Treatment can help to change these negative behavior patterns into more adaptive, beneficial behaviors.

Anxiety

Similar to depression, anxiety is extremely common in everyday life. Negative and anxious thoughts can seem to control you. Through treatment, you can learn to manage your thoughts and your anxiety.

Adolescents

Being a teen is tough. It comes with self-doubt, anxiety, stress, and behavior problems. Treatment with adolescents can stop problems from continuing into adulthood. Treatment can also help caregivers of teens learn techniques to manage the stress and anxiety placed on themselves, and learn ways to better support your teen. 

 

Contact Me

For questions or to set up a free phone consultation, you can reach me here:

Dr. Amy Garcia

Office Address:

5955 Capistrano Avenue, Suite E

Atascadero, CA 93422

Phone:

805-703-5353

Email:

aimpsychologicalservices@gmail.com

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